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'''Aulus Gellius''' (c. 125 – after 180 AD) was a Latin
author and grammarian, who was probably born and certainly brought up in Rome
. He was educated in Athens
, afr which he returned to Rome, where he held a judicial office. He is famous for his ''Attic Nights'', a commonplace book
, or compilation of notes on grammar
and other subjects, preserving fragments of many authors and works who otherwise might be unknown today.